As you know, I am a HUGE TRON fan.
Like, really huge.
Off and on, I have spent 4 years trying to track down any information on the popcorn maker that Alan Bradley used in the “popcorn scene” in TRON from 1982. It seems like an odd thing to want, but, hey, who doesn’t like popcorn! Especially if it’s from TRON!
4 days prior to this entry, I found it! I did a Google image search (just for grins) and found a side by side image comparison of a screen cap from TRON, and what appeared to be THE same style of popcorn maker! Turns out that someone from the TRON I/O forum had figured out not only the brand, but the exact model number!
It is a Wear-Ever popcorn Pumper model 72000!
I found a few on ebay ranging between $20-$40. I found one with the box and hit buy it now! I wanted the box because in the scene, you can see the popcorn maker’s box the desk next to the popcorn maker itself.
When I was getting ready to open the shipping box, I had the idea of doing my very first unboxing video!
AND IT WORKS!
Tonight, Mrs. Uncommon geek and I are going to make some Alan Bradley style popcorn and watch TRON!
Hopefully more TRON unboxings to come!
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